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Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet for National Prescription Drug Takeback Day

Saturday, April 30 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — when you can safely dispose of old or unused medications

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A Thanksgiving Nightmare Ends in Gratitude

I thought my son was fully vaccinated against meningitis. He wasn’t — and you might not be either.

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Questions to Ask Your Child’s Healthcare Provider About Meningitis B

Learn about the risks of meningitis B and steps you can take to protect your children from this infectious disease

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Fast Facts: What Parents Need to Know About Meningitis B

Learn about the different types, who’s at risk and important vaccines for meningitis

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My Daughter Jamie Lost Her Legs and Fingers in a Ferocious Battle Against Meningitis

We were lucky: Far too many teens lose their lives when they contract the disease. The good news? Vaccinations can help protect against meningitis.

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My Son Didn’t Commit a Crime When He Took His Own Life

Losing Austin forced me to understand that suicide isn’t a choice. Now, I’m on a mission to save others who may be at risk.

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Love Conquers All: My Journey as the Mother of a Transgender Daughter

My daughter came out as transgender at the age of 14. Since then, our entire family transitioned alongside her — and we’re now closer than ever.

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Mourning After Mass Shootings Isn’t Enough – a Sociologist Argues That Society’s Messages About Masculinity Need to Change

Many mass shooting-suicides that occur when troubled boys and men turn to guns are far too similar to one another

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Most school shooters get their guns from home – and during the pandemic, the number of firearms in households with teenagers went up

In the three months from March through May 2021, an estimated 2.1 million firearms were purchased – a 64.3% increase in the expected volume

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Social Media Gives Support to LGBTQ Youth When In-Person Communities Are Lacking

Social media can provide ways for LGBTQ youth to learn more about, and stay connected to, their identities

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Should Teens Taking ADHD, Anxiety and Depression Drugs Consume Energy Drinks and Coffee?

Energy drinks are heavily marketed to teens, but they can have detrimental effects

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Facebook Has Known for a Year and a Half That Instagram Is Bad for Teens Despite Claiming Otherwise – Here Are the Harms Researchers Have Been Documenting for Years

Studies consistently show that the more often teens use Instagram, the worse their overall well-being, self-esteem, life satisfaction, mood and body image

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